...as the land of the lumberjack, hockey star, and Mountie, police in Ottawa, (as well as the local newspaper,) go into pants-crapping hysterics over some BB guns.
I'm not making this up.
The virility of Canada's image has now slipped past that of, say, Pennsylvania or Michigan, and is hovering down near the level of, say, New Jersey. News stories like this will ensure its continuing slide California-ward.
(H/T to Ninth Stage.)